The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide for Front Doors

The entryway of a large, southern-style home with wood exterior French doorsFrom keeping out unwanted intruders to greeting you and your guests with an attractive welcome, the front door of your home plays plenty of important roles. If your current one is damaged, outdated, or letting in drafts that have you making constant trips to the thermostat, it’s time to consider purchasing a new one. But with so many options out there to choose from, how does a homeowner go about selecting the right front entry door for their wants and needs? Well, this buyer’s guide is a good place to start. Consider:


Your front door has a direct impact on the curb appeal of your home, so it’s important to make sure that the one you buy complements your home and meets your personal preferences. The right exterior door company will be able to provide you with a plethora of options for your new front door, from decorative glass elements to woodgrain selections, colors, brass and nickel handles, and much more. Customize to your heart’s desire to get the welcoming look you’re after and make your home a neighborhood standout.


Your front door is your home’s first line of defense against intruders, and your traditional lock and key may not be cutting it anymore. For truly reliable protection for your family and belongings, look for features like a three-point locking system, deadbolts, and additional locking options when choosing the right front door for you.


Buying a new front door is a big investment, and one that should be able to last through years of regular use. Your front door contends with season after season of exposure to the elements, including storms, heavy winds, and impacts from airborne debris (or even the occasional errant baseball from the front yard). Because of this, you’ll want to ensure that the front door you select is built to withstand Mother Nature’s worst curveballs. When buying, try to opt for a door that features polyurethane insulation for a superior thermal performance—which could even lead to savings on your monthly energy bills over time by preventing pesky drafts—as well as sturdy materials and weatherstripping for long-lasting protection.

The Company You Trust Counts

Of course, you can’t expect to get the best in terms of style, strength, and security without partnering with the right company. When in doubt, there’s simply no better choice than Durante Home Exteriors™. We’re a family-owned company that believes in going the extra mile for our customers, so you can count on us to provide the outstanding products and service that will produce results you’ll love for years to come. We proudly offer front entry doors built with the industry’s best locking mechanisms, security features, and energy-efficient features, helping you feel confident in your investment. What’s more, we back all our exterior doors with a lifetime non-prorated, transferable warranty—and there’s little that can make a buyer feel more confident than that.

So, now that you’ve explored this guide to buying your next front door, it’s time to get started! Contact Durante Home Exteriors™ today to learn more about our front entry doors and installations and to schedule a consultation at your home.

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